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, massachusetts, where polls show republican incumbent scott brown in a close race with his democratic challenger elizabeth warren and in indiana claire mccast cell facing a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his comments a few weeks ago about rape. in all 33 senate seats run for grabs with races in several states that can really go either way. >>> several states have ballot propositions dealing with controversial social issues. four states have measures dealing with immigration, marijuana-related measures will be decided in six states, and three states have propositions dealing with same-sex marriage. >>> the polls open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's what we're hoping for. you did mention a lot of them put it in by mail. half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. that's an 8% increase from last year. but in terms of coming in person, take a l
brown with one of his political fights. voters passed his ballot measure calling for higher taxes prop 30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers. good morning, anne. >>> reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's abou
smaller. top officials from governor brown and 120 members of the state legislature will be getting a 5% pay cut. the pay cut is minimal compared to the cuts she took when she left san francisco for the the state job. she will earn $100,000 less than her san francisco attorney's job, gascon. but money isn't the people run for office. >> they're doing it because of a variety of factors, including the pursuit of power, the ambition to go to higher places and they want to give back to their community. >> the 5% pay cut was ordered by california's citizens compensation commission. it comes on top of the pay cuts totaling 18% over the past 3 years along with the elimination of fringe benefits. >>> 6:37 now, there are -- 4:37, now, there are just five weeks until america goes over the fiscal cliff. susan mcginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both si
. that bicyclist is described as a caucasian man between 25 and 30 years old about 6 feet tall with brown hair. now, police know there were a lot of witnesses on the platform. it was just before 8 p.m. on a busy even so they are hoping those witnesses will come forward as would anybody who might recognize that man in the picture you just saw. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> police say the riots after the giants world series sweep sunday are part of a recent surge of violence in san francisco's mission district. and now the department is beefing up patrols there. expect to see more officers near the 24th street and 16th street bart stations in the mission. the neighborhood has seen 4 homicides in the past two weeks. >>> an anticrime project known as operation impact is under way in two northern california cities. the california highway patrol is providing extra officers to oakland and stockton. chp officers will be in oakland two days a week at no cost to the city. help from the chp will allow the city's police department to increase patrols in high crime areas. >> it was to enhance
million towards two california campaigns. no on prop 30 governor brown's tax plan and yes on 32 which would curb union campaign donation. the group refused to turn over its records by yesterday's deadline saying it plans to appeal. state officials are now trying to determine if the arizona group violated any regulations. >>> the latest field poll shows half of california voters are opposed to prop 32. 16% still undecided. >> it empowers the rank-and- file union members themselves or the worker at the corporation to say you can't just reach into my paycheck and take my money anymore. >> deliberately designed to confuse voters and to get people to vote for it to mislead voters to get them to vote for it for the wrong reasons. >> opponents say a prop 32 passage -- if prop 32 passes, they intend to challenge it in court. >>> apple is keeping money overseas and paying lower taxes because of it. the cupertino company paid an income tax rate -- [ coughing ] >> -- an income tax rate of 1.9% on $36 billion worth of foreign earnings. apple's foreign earnings were up 53% from last year. overall
governor brown. he questioned the timing of raising tuition a week after voters passed prop 30 to fund education. the uc system was look at raising fees by as much as 35%. >>> forget about black friday this year it's all about black thursday. target will open its doors at 9:00 on thanksgiving night. one part-time target employee says enough already. casey saint claire has since launched an online petition to get target to close altogether on thanksgiving. so far, it's gotten more than 200,000 signatures. >> i want to keep thanksgiving as a day where the stores are closed and everyone gets to spend time with their families. i'm not looking to get fired even though i know in the backful my head that's something that could happen. >> target is not backing down. its new commercial points out that black friday will start thursday night at 9:00. >>> workers are back on the job at raley's and nob hill supermarkets after reaching a tentative agreement was reached with the company and the union after three days of talks. the union was able to keep most of the important benefits including health
will impact you. >> reporter: tax changes are adding up and it could cost you a lot. governor brown's proposition 30 raised state income tax on those with a taxable income of $250,000 or more to pay for schools and universities. what you might not know is that it's retroactive meaning if you fall in that bracket, the bill is due this coming april. >> i think there's going to be a few people who will be surprised but there was really nothing you could do plan for it. the election determined whether or not this was going to happen. >> reporter: accountants say for a married couple making $250,000 and filing separately it will cost you about $250. it's not a huge bill but in the bay area where real estate is higher and the cost of living is greater, for most households, disposable income is smaller and every dollar counts. >> this is the type of thing that affects us here. yeah. this is a lot more than it would somewhere else. >> we're feeling squeezed no matter what. and that's what's causing a lot of people to be upset. this tax increase is just one other factor. >> reporter: it's no
so good luck. it's 4:58 right now. new uc chancellor got a $50,000 raise and governor jerry brown is not happy about it. how the regents defend it. >> and a capitol hill confrontation. ambassador susan rice trying to smooth things over with her biggest critics. >> powerful storms are rolling into the bay area. we are talking about heavy rain and strong winds. what you should do to prepare. ,, you oo ,,,,,,,,
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